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Maximizing Growth in the New Economy

Manufacturing & Distribution Symposium

    Speaking Engagements

Charlotte, NC

As we emerge from this recession many manufacturing and distribution executives are reevaluating their growth and operational strategies to capitalize on and approach the new economic landscape.

This symposium, jointly sponsored by Parker Poe, Elliott Davis and Robert Half, will include insightful discussion with industry veterans and advisors focused on strategically managing growth, resources and the bottom line.

Attendees will be eligible for 2.0 CLE credit hours or 2.0 CPE credit hours from North and South Carolina, pending normal program approval processes.

8:00 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Breakfast will be served.

Stephen Gold, President and CEO of the Manufacturers Alliance, will share his economic outlook on the current state of the manufacturing industry as the Keynote Speaker.

Breakout Sessions include:

Expanding and Financing Growth Domestically and Globally: A discussion on mergers and acquisitions, financings and raising capital to expand domestically and internationally
Presented by:
Harry Dobrowolski, Member of the Management Board and CRO of the DyStar Group
Tom Quigley, Senior Vice President and Regional Manager, Wells Fargo Global Banking
Tom Temple, Managing Director, Brookwood Associates Investment Bankers
Al Guarnieri, Attorney at Law, Parker Poe (moderator)

Operations: Strategically Managing Resources: Lean manufacturing, operational costs and managing labor
Presented by:
Curtis Walker, President, GDC Total Business Solutions

What Financial Executives Need to Know: Current developments related to accounting standards convergence, the ever-changing tax environment, economic incentives and globalization
Presented by:
Eric Schmid, Shareholder, Elliott Davis
John Otten, Manufacturing and Distribution Practice Chair, Elliott Davis
Kay Biscopink, International Tax Services Practice Chair, Elliott Davis
Richard Battle, Shareholder, Elliott Davis (moderator)

Executive Industry Panel: Hear C-level industry executives share their insights from personal experiences of how they have overcome challenges while managing growth
Presented by:
Scott Sannes, Chief Financial Officer, Polyester Fibers
Chris O’Conner, Chief Financial Officer, CMH Flooring